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Andrea Higgins

Andrea is a highly skilled and well-regarded educational psychology practitioner with over 32 years of experience of working in local authorities across both England and Wales. She has held a number of positions including senior leadership and management roles and now works as a lecturer training Educational Psychologists at Cardiff University.

Andrea is an enthusiastic psychologist who enjoys working directly with children and their families as well as working collaboratively with other professionals and preparing and delivering training.

Areas of special interest to Andrea include emotional health and wellbeing; autism spectrum disorders; dyslexia; learning difficulties; higher education and the preparation of specialist assessment reports as well as Positive Psychology and its application in education.  

Tom Pearson

Tom is a chartered and registered psychologist living in Cardiff, South Wales, who has worked as a fully qualified Educational Psychologist (EP) since 2003, previously working as a qualified teacher from 1997.  He worked as a psychologist in the public sector for 12 years (2003-2015) holding senior practitioner posts in the areas of parenting and youth offending. Whilst gradually developing his own private practice from 2009 he now works full time within the independent sector and maintains a professional supervision group of EPs in private practice within South Wales.

Tom works in a variety of educational, vocational and family settings and has developed a specialism in the area of dyslexia, working with those with literacy difficulties from infants right through to higher education and in the workplace.  He also has a great interest in autistic spectrum difficulties, learning difficulties and school anxiety.

Sian Winckle

Sian has experience of working with adults with mental health problems, both in an outpatients clinical setting and within community settings. She has worked as a teacher, in a Welsh medium primary school in South Wales. Sian qualified as an Educational Psychologist (DEdPsy) in 2010 and has since worked for a Local Authority in South Wales. As a fluent Welsh speaker, Sian works within both Welsh and English medium settings and covers a wide variety of educational provision, including; primary, secondary, specialist, Pupil Referral Units and Resource Bases. Sian provides consultations for individual pupils, groups of pupils and at a systemic level. Sian has delivered training on a wide range of topics and has a particular interest in mental health, well-being and nurture groups.

Angie Wigford

Angie is the lead Educational Psychologist for IEPS. Angie taught secondary science in national and international schools in Nigeria, Kenya, Colombia and Austria before returning to the UK to train as an Educational Psychologist 11 years ago.

Angie regularly presents at conferences and travels to international schools to conduct training and consultancy services.

Tania Comerford

Tania is an Autism specialist advisor. Having taught in a Special School for Autistic children for 13 years she now provides advice and support for staff in the promotion of best practice in this area.

Tania works with IEPS on individual cases and ASD training.

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